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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Teen Thinks We're Too Hard on Her
By Dr. Laura on March 1, 2022

April's teenage daughter has some disabilities and insists that her parents should be lenient on her because of them.   Dr. Laura: "Guide your daughter to make wise decisions despite life's...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: The Grass Isn’t Always Greener
By Dr. Laura on February 28, 2022

I think some marriages fail because of “the grass is greener on the other side of the fence” syndrome. I married my first husband at age 18 and we had two kids right away. I thought I had...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Teens Don't Respect Me
By Dr. Laura on February 28, 2022

Jen says her two teenage children constantly challenge her and reject her advice.   Dr. Laura: "Young adults earn power only as they become responsible for themselves."

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: My Friend Proudly Proclaimed Her Abortion
By Dr. Laura on February 27, 2022

Carly is upset about being confronted by her pro-choice friend who says she's not sorry about having had an abortion.   Dr. Laura: "Stand firmly for your beliefs and values."

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want a Bad Relationship with My Sister
By Dr. Laura on February 27, 2022

Sarah had to cancel babysitting for her younger sister recently, and it has caused a rift in their relationship that she fears will be long-lasting.   Dr. Laura: "Closeness is a two-way...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Burden My Husband
By Dr. Laura on February 26, 2022

Amy's husband is fighting stage 4 cancer and says she's overwhelmed but doesn't want to burden him with her chaotic thoughts.   Dr. Laura: "Lean on your friends when necessary and on your...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: My Husband Thought I Didn’t Support Him
By Dr. Laura on February 25, 2022

After only eight months of marriage, I realized I was the only one initiating intimacy. After dropping hint after ignored hint, I finally, and calmly, asked my husband why he was not...

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Bad Childhood

COTD Podcast: My Childhood Molestation is Hurting My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on February 25, 2022

Elizabeth was molested as a child and says the damage she feels from that continues to haunt her 21 years into her marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Slowly but consciously reclaim control over your...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Hope You Dance
By Dr. Laura on February 24, 2022

I often hear you speak of the importance of couples holding hands, and how you compliment them when you see this. My husband and I are one of those couples, and I want to encourage...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: What's the Secret to Making My Wife Happy?
By Dr. Laura on February 24, 2022

Garrett is frustrated that no matter what he tries, he can't get the connection and intimacy he wants with his wife.   Dr. Laura: "Rebuild your connection by giving tenderness without...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: You Gave Me Great Investment Advice
By Dr. Laura on February 23, 2022

My seven-year-old son woke up sick the other day, and it was one of the most memorable days in our home. Why? Because we weren’t scrambling to find someone to care for him, because I’m the...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughters Are Mimicking My Bad Behavior
By Dr. Laura on February 23, 2022

Susan says she's concerned that her daughters are bickering and arguing because that's what they see their parents doing.   Dr. Laura: "It's more satisfying to be loved than perceived to be...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Religion is Tearing My Marriage Apart
By Dr. Laura on February 22, 2022

After 51 years of marriage, Dennis says he cannot live with his wife if she continues to follow her new religion.   Dr. Laura: "Marriage is about compromising and sacrificing for the...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Married Love Has Many Stages
By Dr. Laura on February 22, 2022

I think we go through different stages of love in our married lives. There was the love that attracted me to my wife, which resulted in me courting her for 18 months. And then there was...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Politics is Coming Between My Father and Me
By Dr. Laura on February 22, 2022

Terry says her father constantly confronts her with political talk despite asking him repeatedly not to.   Dr. Laura: "Turn around and leave each time dad does what you specifically ask him...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Are Emotions Overshadowing My Judgment?
By Dr. Laura on February 21, 2022

Gerald is 27-years-old and thinking of moving in with his girlfriend, but is unsure if this is right to do.   Dr. Laura: "Don't rob yourself of a blessed memory by shacking up instead of...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Middle-aged and Miserable
By Dr. Laura on February 20, 2022

Kristen hates being single at age 50 and wants Dr. Laura's advice for how to be happier.   Dr. Laura: "It's hard to live a positive life with a negative mindset."

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Kids Won't Let the Past Go
By Dr. Laura on February 20, 2022

Lynn wishes her adult children would stop bringing up stories of the “dark days” when their parents' fought all the time.   Dr. Laura: "Listening and apologizing is the way to make amends...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Teen is Hungry for Attention
By Dr. Laura on February 19, 2022

Heather needs Dr. Laura's advice for how to guide her daughter out of the destructive behavior of posting provocative pictures on social media.   Dr. Laura: "Encourage your daughter to...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: Hardship Helped Shape Our Character
By Dr. Laura on February 18, 2022

When I was 14, my parents were in a head-on collision with a drunk driver. My father’s legs were both crushed into hundreds of fragments and my mother suffered a total facial smash. My...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Doesn't Our Dad Care About Us?
By Dr. Laura on February 18, 2022

Sophia and Alejandro were never told the truth about their parents' divorce, and they don't understand why their dad doesn't spend more time with them.   Dr. Laura: "Understanding the truth...

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Marriage

Blog: Respect Your Marriage Vows by Not Shacking Up First
By Dr. Laura on February 17, 2022

If you call anything a ‘piece of artwork’ or if you call something sacred, don't you immediately look at it differently from everyday objects or experiences? It doesn't matter if you're...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: To Get Love, You Have to Give Love
By Dr. Laura on February 17, 2022

When I was first married, I was a full-time student and working at a job in the field I was studying. After being on the job for a week, I started feeling like a bad wife because I didn’t...

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Bad Childhood

COTD Podcast: My Childhood Molestation is Hurting My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on February 17, 2022

Kristin was sexually abused by her father when she was 8 years old, and she says that she's taken back to that night each time her husband wants to touch her.   Dr. Laura: "You were...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Severely Injured Husband is Still My Protector
By Dr. Laura on February 16, 2022

Two years ago, I heard you encourage a caller to show her emotion to her terminally ill husband, and allow him to comfort her. At around the same time, my husband suffered a severe...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: My Cancer Scars Are Holding Me Back
By Dr. Laura on February 16, 2022

Tara is nervous about dating and worried that her breast cancer scars are going to be a turnoff to men.   Dr. Laura: "Reject any man who can't appreciate the triumph your scars represent."

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Marriage

Blog: Valentine's Day is Just a Reminder
By Dr. Laura on February 15, 2022

Some people– mostly guys– say Valentine's Day is boring. Or that it's silly, it's just a way for companies to make money, it's become just so materialistic, and it's been robbed of blah...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: Self-Doubt is Interfering With My Job
By Dr. Laura on February 15, 2022

Shawn is overweight and feels out of place in his job as an executive because his colleagues are typically attractive.   Dr. Laura: "Be proud that your success is based fully on your talent...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A 13-Year-Old Cannot Manage the Internet
By Dr. Laura on February 15, 2022

I’ve listened to you my entire life and the only piece of advice I didn’t listen to was as it pertained to giving my children electronic devices with internet access. We are good and...

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Procrastination

Call of the Day Podcast: Everything Distracts Me From Studying
By Dr. Laura on February 15, 2022

Alissa is a nursing school student who can't figure out how to get back to the self-discipline she had before the pandemic.   Dr. Laura: "The height of responsibility is to accomplish what...

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Marriage

COTD Podcast: How Do You Move On When You've Lost The Love ...
By Dr. Laura on February 14, 2022

In this classic episode...ever since his wife died from cancer, Steven has been struggling to pick up the pieces and move forward with his life. What is he doing wrong?   Dr. Laura: "You...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A Valentine From My Son
By Dr. Laura on February 14, 2022

I recently stumbled on a handwritten Valentine from my oldest son (who’s now an adult). It was written years ago when he was a young teen. Colored in crayons on the front to look like it...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Your Advice Improved Our Family!
By Dr. Laura on February 13, 2022

Erin calls with an update on how well her family is doing after taking Dr. Laura's advice to ditch their phones and monitor the children each time they use the internet.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is a Naysayer
By Dr. Laura on February 13, 2022

Is Sarah's only child truly not interested in trying new activities, or is he reluctant because he fears disappointing his father?   Dr. Laura: "Your approval is your child's greatest...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: My Boss Nitpicks Me
By Dr. Laura on February 12, 2022

How can Melina respond to her new supervisor who constantly micromanages her and criticizes her work?   Dr. Laura: "Don't be upset with somebody who is motivated to help you do better."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Am I Affectionate Enough?
By Dr. Laura on February 11, 2022

My husband and I have been joyfully married for 38 years. I’m pretty sure we have the happiest marriage of anyone we know (except, maybe, our daughter and her husband, who are newlyweds,...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Need A New Attitude
By Dr. Laura on February 11, 2022

Rachel has lost hundreds of pounds through bariatric surgery, but still feels like a failure since she hasn't reached her goal weight.   Dr. Laura: "Give yourself credit for having pulled...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Your Children’s Book Helps My Young Son
By Dr. Laura on February 10, 2022

One day you read a section of your children’s book “Why Do You Love Me?” to a caller, and I thought it was so wonderful, I bought it immediately. I am a stay-at-home mom to two boys, and I...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Long-Distance Love Isn't So Great
By Dr. Laura on February 10, 2022

Hayley is a college sophomore with a long-distance boyfriend, and she's starting to realize that she's not fully enjoying life as a co-ed.   Dr. Laura: "Live in the moment."

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I Never Took My Husband For Granted
By Dr. Laura on February 9, 2022

My mom gave me the same advice you give women about being a wife. She said being a wife and mother was an art form, telling me to pick my battles wisely, because if I nagged my husband...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Sure I Want to Get Married
By Dr. Laura on February 9, 2022

Chris is a widower who says he feels himself resisting the overtures to get married by his girlfriend of two years.   Dr. Laura: "It's always a good idea to follow your gut."

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Shouldn't Have Married My Husband
By Dr. Laura on February 8, 2022

Izabella's husband is a good lover and a good father, but she's unhappy with how self-centered he is and says she'd leave if they didn't have kids.   Dr. Laura: "Be grateful for what you do...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: I Found Adventure and Joy Again in My Life
By Dr. Laura on February 8, 2022

Whenever I had free time or money, I would run off to a Broadway show or plan an exotic vacation. And then COVID happened. Having spent almost three months in an ICU 25 years ago due to a...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Stay Strong In My Decision?
By Dr. Laura on February 8, 2022

Lauren cut her father out of her life, but sometimes feels unhappy and unsure about her decision.   Dr. Laura: "Doing the right thing doesn't necessarily feel good."

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: Little Things Mean A Lot
By Dr. Laura on February 7, 2022

I’ve been on a mission to treat my husband more kindly. We’ve been married 19 years, and I did choose wisely and work hard at treating kindly, but I’m always looking for ways to improve....

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My In-Laws Get on My Nerves
By Dr. Laura on February 7, 2022

Carol has finally blown up after years of ignoring her in-laws' negative behavior, and now everything is awkward.   Dr. Laura: "You're not under any obligation to let negative comments roll...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband is Headed for Hospice
By Dr. Laura on February 6, 2022

Kelly is struggling with how to show love and support to her husband as he enters hospice care.   Dr. Laura: "Let your husband comfort you and show you that he's still your man."

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Couples' Therapy Isn't Helping
By Dr. Laura on February 6, 2022

Theo admits that he withholds affection from his girlfriend and treats her in un-loving ways even though he claims to have found something special in her.   Dr. Laura: "Hug your mom and...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is Failing School
By Dr. Laura on February 5, 2022

What can Joy do about her teenage son who is failing despite being bright because he skips school and doesn't turn in his homework?   Dr. Laura: "Hug your mom and say, “The most important...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: How I Got My Son to Stop Lying
By Dr. Laura on February 4, 2022

My son was about seven when he lied about something not that serious – brushing his teeth. We talked about the character of someone who tells the truth, how they can be depended on, how...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Are Upset That I'm Gay
By Dr. Laura on February 4, 2022

Anthony just came out to his family, and he feels they're treating him like a child and not accepting who he is.   Dr. Laura: "Hug your mom and say, “When you start living as an adult,...

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